Morag McIntyre: Info-BC Breast Research Nurse
Hi my name is Morag, I currently work as a Macmillan Breast Care Nurse at St John’s Hospital in Livingston, within the Oncology Unit as part of the breast team, which includes surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, clinic and ward based staff. Having been a registered nurse for over 30 years, and working with both adults and children in different settings, both in Hospital and Hospice, I have been privileged to meet and work alongside some amazing and inspiring people.
My current post I have been in for approx 12 years helping to support ladies (and gentlemen) through their journey from a primary breast cancer diagnosis, having treatments including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. There is a very positive outlook for very many of these patients, however we recognise a diagnosis of breast cancer affects everyone differently and for all it changes their life in some way. Working within a District General Hospital we also support ladies when they have a Secondary breast cancer diagnosis, this being when the disease is no longer curable , again we look to support them live with this diagnosis and aim to help them enjoy a good quality of life within their capabilities for as long as possible.
The Info BC is an exciting project to be a part off, as I have seen many valuable advances in the treatment of breast cancer over recent years and recognise there is a huge amount of information for patients to digest, at all stages in their treatment. My hope is in some way through being part of this project, I can assist make a difference for those ladies who will have to cope with a diagnosis of Secondary breast cancer in the future, helping them to navigate successfully through the many treatment choices which they may have to consider, by helping to understand more fully what is most important to patients when making treatment choices enabling them to live their lives with this diagnosis.
I look forward to being involved, using my experience as a Breast care nurse and what I have learnt from patients and their families over the years.
I am happy to be contacted if you have any question re this project for me.